The Mueller Investigation - What If There Was No Collusion No Obstruction?
The Mueller Investigation Bears No Russian Fruit
The Mueller investigation on Russian interference in America's election at some point soon will be over. Hopefully this lengthy and methodical investigation will produce good proof of what may have occurred or what did not occur in America's 2016 presidential election. So far after a year of digging, there is nothing to show that the Trump campaign broke any campaign laws. This is not to say that the something could be uncovered in the future. However, what is very clear this investigation has uncovered that there were several people who worked on President Trump's campaign that were indited for crimes unrelated to the campaign. It's clear that Mueller whet a drift from what he was hired to do, and astray of the mandate of the investigation.
The Mueller Russian Investigation Mandate Was Well Docuented
On May 17th 2017 deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, appointed former F.B.I. Director Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to head and oversee the investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential elections. The mandate for the Russian interference into our election was clearly documented, and gave clear instructions on what the Mueller was to investigate. The official Order # 3915 - 2017 gives clear proof of what the mandate ordered.
So far it seems Mueller hasn't over reached his authority. The indictments that have resulted in the investigation falls under his mandate.
The Order- Sweet And Simple Fact
The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, appointed former F.B.I. Director Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election.
The First Indictment - Paul Manafort and Rick Gates
The special counsel’s office has brought forth their first indictment in the Russian probe. After nine months of investigation Robert Mueller, has obtained an indictment from a federal grand jury. Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, and his business associate Rick Gates were indited on 12 counts in connection with Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. The charges include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading Foreign Agent Registration (FARA) statements, false statements and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign banks and financial accounts. "Manafort has since plead" not guilty to all charges.
Soon To Follow The Flynn Indictment
The fact is there has been two indictments out of the Mueller investigation. Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser was indited with one count of making false statements to the FBI.
According to court documents, Michael Flynn was charged with one count of "willfully and knowingly" making false statements to the FBI. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his talks with a Russian ambassador. Flynn resigned as Trump’s national security adviser in February 2017 over revelations that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence on his communications with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. The subject of the conversation is unknown except for unsecured leaks. I deal in fact, so find it distasteful to quote rumor. I would assume at some point the continence of the conversation that Flynn had with Kislyak will become public. Flynn accepted a plea deal, and has agreed to cooperate with the FBI. Many are speculating that Flynn has information that will lead to proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. This is speculation.
So Far There Is Nothing That Shows Any Collusion Or Obstruction .... Now What?
The evidence thus far shows no collision or obstruction of justice. The evidence bares no Russian fruit. Yes there has been two indictments. However, neither is relevant to the Russian Meddling in our election. Yes, there are many theories as well as unsubstantiated faceless leaks trying to connect the dots. But, facts will ultimately be the deciding factor that will prove if Russia sought to work with the Trump campaign to skew our 2016 election. All the speculation will fly out the window with truth. The truth could substantiate that there was collusion. It might also prove there was none.
Summing It All Up
At no time in history has the country been so divide politically. There is a clear line in the sand, a left and a right. The Russian investigation has deepened the divide, and elicited conspiracy hysteria like no other problem America has faced.
So, what will occur when it's all over? After Mueller gives his findings, and we have a clear picture of what occurred? When it's time to move on, and a clear winner has been assigned by Mueller's final findings. We can all be assure there will in the end be a winner. With all the Bragging rights that comes with being a winner. Will the divide be mended or will it become deeper? Will one side be it right or left come to the realization that it is time to stop the battle of words? At least on this subject.
Update Feb 16, 2018 - Mueller announces No American's were involved with Russian tampering in 2016 Presidential election.
The indictment says that the defendants allegedly, by early to mid 2016, were "supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump."
13 Russian nationals indited for interference in 2016 Presidential election. No American's were involved.
13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indited for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. The defendants allegedly conducted information warfare against the United States election process allegedly to help Donald Trump win the presidential election..The defendants used fake American personas, social media platforms, and other Internet media to advance their scheme, according to an indictment.
Deputy AG Rosenstein stated a at a news conference on February 16, 2018 that there is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing involved or participated in the Russian scheme — nor is there any allegation that the scheme affected the outcome of the election.